The chairman of Bloomberg LP has suggested that the company's journalists should have thought more about digressing from its core business coverage in China. Peter Grauer did not mention particular articles, but it appeared to be in reference to recent coverage of the family fortunes of a Chinese political official. When the article appeared, China ordered state enterprises not to subscribe to the Bloomberg terminal services. Grauer said China is a market Bloomberg must absolutely be in. The Grauer speech suggests business pursuits, and not investigative journalism, serves as the priority.
The Committee to Protect Journalists notes that Pakistan's prime minister has promised greater protection and safety for the country's journalists. The New York Times says Nawaz Sharif, in a speech Wednesday, indicated his government will investigate targeted violence, ease travel restrictions and review the blacklisting of The New York Times' bureau chief there.
The Guardian reports on harassment of journalists in Rwanda through a Twitter account linked to the president's office. It notes that Reporters Without Borders has been chronicling the organized campaign. Last week an American journalist who revealed the scheme was deported. The Twitter account has been directing hostile messages and blocking the accounts of several journalists.